By: Sandy Nene

Winning image by Bradley Roberts (@btherad),

Winning image by Bradley Roberts (@btherad),

Popular Scotch whisky brand Scottish Leader recently brought its ‘new perspectives, richer possibilities’ positioning alive in a very real way in Newtown, Johannesburg.

The event, dubbed the Scottish Leader Whisky Underground Insta-meet, literally took place under a bridge, in the Carr Street private servitude area, and saw famous South African Instagrammers, Ofentse Mwase (@unclescrooch) and Levon Lock (@levonlock), sharing their extensive photographic prowess with a group of up-and-coming Instagrammers invited by the brand.

Here’s our quick Q&A with one of the Winner Instagrammer, Bradley.
Bradley Roberts

Bradley Roberts

What did you learn from being part of this insta-meet? I learn’t about the proper way to taste and enjoy whisky. I’ve also found a new respect for a larger range of blended whisky, especially Scottish Leader.  It was such as treat to taste the 12-year-old blend!

Did you meet some of your favourite Instagrammers? I got to hang out with a lot of friends, which is always my first ingredient for a good time. I got paired with Ofentse Mwase (@unclescrooch) in terms of the #newperspective photography when we were taken around the Newtown area in tuk-tuks. I really admire him – and we had such a blast together!

Who is your favourite local Instagrammer? Levon Lock (@levonlock).

And international? Valentina Loffredo (@thatsval).

What is your favourite Instagram filter? Rise, but I never use it at 100%.
Do you use any apps to edit your pictures? I usually use a combination of Snapseed and Filterstorm.

Are your images mostly taken by phone or camera? I mostly use my Minolta x700 film camera, or my iPhone.

What do you enjoy about taking photo’s? I love the exploration that goes hand in hand with taking photos. The thrill for me is the experience at the time (the people I am with, the adventure and finding new ways to take photos of the same subject), and less about the photo that comes from that itself.

When not playing around with your lens, what are we most likely to find you doing? I write scripts for films.  I also enjoy playing video games.

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